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Assynt MRT rescue geology student after leg injury near Loch Assynt

By Mike Merritt

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Seven members of Assynt mountain rescue team were called out to the student's aid.
Seven members of Assynt mountain rescue team were called out to the student's aid.

A geology student engaged on field work in Sutherland had to be rescued on Friday after getting injured.

Seven members of Assynt Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Friday lunchtime to assist the woman who had sustained a lower leg injury near Loch Assynt.


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The student, in her 20s, had slipped on steep ground a short distance away from the A837.

Her group were unable to safely self-mobilise, and the course leader correctly made the decision to call mountain rescue, said Assynt MRT.

The woman's injuries were assessed and treated by one of the team's Remote Rescue Medical Technicians.

A rope system was used to move her via a stretcher to the roadside and onwards to medical care. Her condition is unknown.

A spokesperson for the team said: "It costs on average £3000 to fund our attendance at just one callout and we are reliant on public support to sustain this.

“All donations are gratefully received at assynt-mountain-rescue-team.raisely.com."

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